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Crime Nearby: Dinner, Chocolates And a Robbery in Lindenhurst

Glen Cove Patch reports on crime in the Long Island community.

A Lindenhurst man took a woman out for dinner and gave her a box of chocolates during a date Monday night. What he got in return wasn't nearly as sweet. 

Police say Virginia Miller, 26, of Amityville, helped set up the robbery of the Lindenhurst man, whom police did not identify, in the driveway of a North Amityville home. Miller and three men are now under arrest. 

The night began when Miller made arrangements to go on a date with the Lindenhurst man to celebrate her birthday. After the man treated Miller to dinner at a local fast food restaurant and gave her the chocolates, they returned to a residence in North Amityville, police said. As they sat in the driveway, police say Miller sent a text message to her friends, signaling them to come out of the house to rob her date. Full Story

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NYC Man Arrested for 1994 W. Babylon Homicide

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DA: Great Neck Man Steals $135K in Tax Revenue From Employees

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